Nissan’s subsidiary Infiniti is a smart venture to take on global manufacturers of luxury cars while maintaining the affordable tag it has established in the market. The QX60 made its debut in 2013 and had been delivering quality in performance and a fine touch of luxury ever since. The 2018 Infiniti QX60 has been rumored to be a style makeover of the previous model along with some component changes too.
2018 Infiniti QX60 Redesign Strokes
The 2018 Infiniti QX60 looks like an enlarged version of the QX30, but with much more cabin length for a mid-size SUV. Like the Infiniti QX30, it has a curvy body with sweeping corners. Along with luxury features, the QX60 has been conceptualized for strong off-road driving utility.
The signature inverted C-pillar will be there. A meshed grille mostly occupies the front fascia with a large Infiniti badge. A horizontal air vent finds a place below it accompanied by LED fog lights alongside. Headlamps are quite elongated and wrap around this Infiniti QX60 2018.
Higher trims will also have roof rails. 18-inch wheels and 20-inch wheels will provide an authentic off-road experience.
Luxurious interiors will include wood and leather parts on the dashboard along with aluminum accents here and there. Premium leather upholstery adds to the luxury and comfort. A center placed GPS guided touchscreen fills up the console with control buttons studded around the screen.
A responsive steering wheel has some multifunctional keys like volume and power window controls. The console features of the new QX60 will be an edge over its rivals. Infiniti has been a pioneer in technology section even in its SUV and truck models.
Infotainment services are accompanied by standard features like satellite radio, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and 3 USB ports. The applications on board can be synced with both Android and Apple software on phones. Another likely addition is a setting for its traction control and hill descent system.
Necessary safety features are to be added in the new QX60 including dual airbags, lane changing assistance and rear parking sensors. Rain sensing wipers will be an interesting addition. Smart navigation and automatic climate control provide a relaxed driving experience.
A high-performing vehicle like the 2018 Infiniti QX60 needs an equally capable engine. Infiniti will most likely incorporate a 3.5 liter V6 CVT engine delivering 268 HP power and 250 lb-ft. torque. Fuel efficiency of an average 27 mpg is expected of the engine. Drivers will have the option of 4 wheel drive along with the conventional rear wheel drive.
Infiniti does not confirm a diesel engine launch for this model. However, there is a possible addition of a 4-cylinder hybrid powertrain with a 15kW motor. This will make this model more fuel efficient for sure.
Rivals and Pricing
This 7-seater Infiniti QX60 2018 will be priced around $45,000 for its base trim, and go up to $47,000 for an all-wheel drive model. Rivals Volvo XC90 and Acura MDX would cost $44,945 and $43,955 respectively. The vehicle is touted be launched in late 2017 or early part of 2018.